The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment [Chris Martenson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Chris Martenson’s Crash Course presentation was one of the first sources of information for me about the converging predicaments our species faces in the. Chris Martenson | Crash Course | Economic Collapse | Homesteading. So what would cause a trained scientist and big pharma executive to sell everything he.

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The importance of soil. What a great book! The oil situation could make it impossible for the global economy to continue.

Like Malthus he uses the mathematics of geometric progression contrasted with linear progression to produce fearful scenarios of starvation and catastrophic economic collapse. Chris doesn’t see any new technology coming on the market in the near future that can change the game.

So, he was actually enriched by that event, though he didn’t invest in any oddball housing based derivative. It is possible many people will die because of what Martenson presents, but weren’t we worried about nuclear destruction not long ago and wasn’t that a much scarier specter? States and municipalities are also deeply underwater on their pension promises. Apr 10, Kamil Zagorski rated it it was amazing.

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It spells out exactly how our ec Our economy is unsustainable because it depends upon exponential growth, which by definition is impossible except within very finite time frames. He is easy to listen to, and the content of the course is simple to follow. No doubt, as Martenson suggests, we will at some point encounter severe economic, environmental, and energy-based crises.

It is therefore wise to consider such possibilities but not be overcome by them. I do not necessarily agree with all his points, or that we are “there” at this point in time, but Martenson clearly believes what he says and has many other believers. I hate to be blunt…. I think this book will open a lot of people’s eyes as to the scarcity of resources we may face in the near future, the wrecklessness with which we are treating some of our current resources, and offer some pretty good advice on how we can start moving in a positive direction!


The book has a lengthy introduction, that is mirrored by a lengthy summary at the end.

Hardcoverpages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you’re invested in our current system this is probably maartenson, but if you’ve been hoping to see the downfal This was one of the most rewarding, eye-opening books I’ve ever read.

So maybe it would be foolish to believe things will continue as they are, but that is human nature as well. Unfortunately, our financialsystem does not operate in reverse.

The Incidental Economist The health services research blog. I don’t agree with this part of his analysis because the rate of change compared to years is accelerating. The language really is easy to understand, but some of these topics are pretty heavy and will make your head spin. Why all these options?

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xrash We should all be prepared to think critically about the systems economic, environmental, food, water, transportation, etc that we take for granted every day. Mar 23, John rated it it was amazing.

For information on Austin speaking, contact the Leigh Bureau. So I do strongly believe, the best you can do today is buy a farm to sustain yourself, have sun collectors on your roof to generate your energy and hot water and see what happens. We adapt when we need to. It is time to begin preparing for a transition to new, sustainable systems. The heart of the message here is pretty simple: But, he does recognize some points I had already seen – growth is not prosperity, and we’re past “peak growth” in so many ways in our economy.


What Martenson does so well is that he integrates these three topics and shows dhris they are inextricably intertwined. This is probably because I’ve already done some research and thinking on energy, but hadn’t seen finance through his lens before. My highlights included the observation that surplus can be used for growth or for prosperity, but it takes exceptional surplus to give both. I have advised many family members…all have — nots how to prepare chriis those that have already hit chrks — unemployed- that there are few jobs in the horizon and retool their approach to survival.

I thought the foreward was really weak. ACA AcademyHealth access accountable martensonn organizations Affordable Care Act announcement blogging cancer comic competitive bidding costs cost shifting deficit employer-sponsored health insurance health care costs Healthcare Triage health insurance health insurance mandates health reform hospital readmissions hospitals individual mandate insurance exchange market power Massachusetts Medicaid Medicare Medicare Advantage mortality nutrition obesity On The Record physicians politics PPACA premiums prescription drugs quality reading list reflex RWJF spending uninsured Upshot vaccines.

Which is the real doomsday scenario? So, all the talk about peak oil and monetary policy to show that there is something wrong leads to a closed door with not a hint of what value this guy has.